August 21, 2013

Fabulous Vintage-Inspired Work Looks for Fall

 

Do you have work-oriented fashion frustrations? Is your nine to five leaving you stylishly stumped? If you’re feeling a little lackluster on the fashion front, fear not ladies, we’re here to banish your office attire blues with a few simple style suggestions on creating work appropriate looks with pin-up inspired pizazz.

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August 8, 2013

UV Destination Getaway: Paris

 

What is it about black, white, and pink that makes us dream of Paris? Maybe its the ladylike elegance of pink with the pops of classic black and white . Whatever the case, this summer we’re dreaming of sipping coffee in a Montmartre cafe and perusing the shops on Avenue Montaigne. Pack your bags and come with us to the City of Light!

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August 2, 2013

UV Staffer Faves: Elizabeth our Community Manager

 

Meet Elizabeth, our social media community manager. (Ah, that strawberry blonde pixie cut, isn’t she a doll?!). Most days she can be found answering your messages on Facebook, pinning adorable new products to Pinterest, or @ replying to vintage fiends on Twitter. Today she takes a peek out from behind the scenes to share some of her personal favorite Unique Vintage finds.

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July 31, 2013

Brand Spotlight: Stop Staring!

 

There’s nothing better than hearing “I love your dress!” and our absolute favorite reaction is “Stop Staring!” Not to reject the compliment of course, but rather declaring the brand we’ve come to know, love, and wear quite frequently around these parts. We are thrilled to offer selections and exclusives from the Los Angeles-native Stop Staring! line, the retro-inspired brand that has been a cornerstone of pin up culture and fashion for over a decade! Slide into your heels and walk with us as we take a look at the latest & greatest from Stop Staring!

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Stop Staring! is known for the divine fit of their dresses, and the Hazel Wiggle Dress is no exception! A classic tan colored pencil dress, complete with a delicate embroidery detail at the natural waist with button detailing at the shoulders and a criss-cross style back, Hazel is a stunning addition to any gal’s closet. Understated and chic- Stop Staring’s forte.  Pair it with matching accessories to make the contrast embroidery pop!

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A good dot goes a long way, dames! The Dashing Wiggle Dress is a red and white dotted wonder! Stop Staring’s signature fit, complete with a fun little cha-cha hem! A deep-V neckline is perfect for a little cheeky cleavage, while a small cap sleeve tops off this divine look. Make sure to make us proud and pair it with red accessories!

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Have you met Tara? A fabulous forties inspired dress from the bygone era of Old Hollywood! Complete in an eye and light catching metallic silver, this wiggle style dress is complete with a criss-cross knot detail in front, while a pencil style fit is perfect for a little shimmy and shake. Dress up the Tara Metallic Wiggle Dress with a classic 1940′s ivory or white hair Dahlia and metallic accented shoes!

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When matching one’s lipstick to one’s dress, red is always the way to go, gals!  The Jenna Wiggle Dress, in all its crimson glory, is the perfect addition to any fashion rotation! A pencil style fit, complete with the staple of Stop Staring!- the low neckline! A red satin contrast at the shoulders ties in the back as a bow as well. They won’t have to wait for Christmas to unwrap something!

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And lastly, wave hello to the Duchess! A stunning all black wiggle with a fantastic 1940s flair! A lace-doily style peter pan collar and contrast center front buttons add a splash of detail to this otherwise classic LBD. Make sure to accessorize The Duchess Wiggle Dress accordingly with proper cuban heel stockings and even spice it up with a fabulous hat!

Stop Staring! has brought body-conscious dressing to the forefront of fashion and pin up culture to the mainstream in the most fabulous way possible. Wiggle over to our Stop Staring! section and greet your new wardrobe, darlings!

July 26, 2013

UV Icon: Jean Harlow

 

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Before Marilyn, there was Jean Harlow, the original “Blonde Bomshell.” She left her mark on Hollywood and pop culture with her signature platinum locks and “laughing vamp” persona.

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Harlow rose to fame in the 1930s and was labeled a screen siren for her revealing costumes and quick witted dialogue. Her signature towheaded look inspired a platinum craze with many fans dying their hair to match hers.

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During her short ten year career, Jean Harlow established herself as one of the silver screen’s most captivating actresses and was a key inspirational figure for both Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Ms. Harlow, tonight we “Vogue” in your honor.

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July 8, 2013

Brand Spotlight: Bernie Dexter for Summer 2013

 

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Pin up model and designer extraordinaire, Bernie Dexter, recently unveiled her vacation-ready line of summer dresses and we had to buy bigger luggage because of it! Designed and produced here in the USA, Bernie has a knack for nifty atomic prints on classic mid-century silhouettes. From swirly florals to western gingham, consider yourself fabulously frocked while on your retro adventures this season. Clip in your hair flowers and take a stroll with us as we take a peek at Ms. Dexter’s absolute latest!

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Nautical Rope Beatrice Dress: $144

The Beatrice Nautical Rope Dress is a high seas adventure packed into one little dress. Available in two prints – either a swirl of either red & white or blue & white- this retro stunner is made perfect by a little white pleating at the bust and a contrast white patent leather belt at the waist.  Bernie’s signature, the full swing skirt, is gathered to perfection for an authentic vintage look.

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Red Toile Sugar Doll Dress: $144

Inspired by Marie Antoinette herself, the darling Red Toile Sugar Doll Dress is vintage in quite a few ways. A classic Bernie silhouette, complete with short 1940s style cap sleeves, a cheeky neckline and full gathered skirt are topped off with a French inspired illustrated toile print. Both cocktail hour and tea time appropriate, the matching self-belt takes this little number straight from the steps of Versailles to your divine closet.

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Pink Lily Print Victoria Star Swing Dress: $144

Darlings, meet Victoria! Regardless of what island you are vacationing on this season, this fabulously exotic printed swing dress is a getaway in itself! A retro inspired pink large lily floral print is complimented by a fully gathered swing skirt and short sleeves. A matching white patent leather belt is any cinched waists must-have accessory and Victoria comes prepared! Throw on the Andrew Sisters and grab a Mai-Tai, gals!

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Green Floral Veronique Blush Dress: $144

Veronique is as fabulous as her namesake! A garden party appropriate day dress, complete in a vibrant green and pink floral print. A retro inspired square neckline is met with two cheeky cap sleeves, while a fully gathered swing skirt is perfect for a spin or two. And with a matching pink patent leather belt, this dress is the epitome of summertime sass.

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Red Gingham Antonella Swing Dress: $144

And lastly, what is summer without a little splash of honky-tonk? Meet Antonella! A retro red and white picnic gingham is the perfect print in a season full of backyards and BBQ’s! A sweetheart neckline is detailed with three rows of red ruffled trim, while the same detail is repeated on the cap sleeves.  A hoe-down ready fully gathered swing skirt and a matching red patent leather belt top off this country confection. Giddy up, gals!

Well there you have it, darlings! Whether you are jet-setting to an exotic locale or grilling up some fabulous in your own backyard, the fabulous Bernie Dexter makes any occasion feel like a grand getaway!